Skip to comments.Tests conducted to reduce turbine noise [noisy windmills]
Posted on 07/14/2012 3:54:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog
FAIRFIELD A Spanish utility that is the world's largest developer of wind power is testing ways to quiet its Herkimer County turbine farm, using a special software that is new to the U.S.
Iberdrola Renewables decided to install the new software, which adjusts blade positioning to reduce noise, after tests at its two-year-old, 37-unit Hardscrabble wind project found turbines were exceeding sound limits imposed by the towns of Fairfield and Norway.
This is the first use in the U.S. of the quieting software, developed by Gamesa, the Spanish company that built the wind turbines, said Bernard Melewski, a lawyer from Altamont who represents the two towns on the issue.
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Seems like you'd want to adjust the blades to maximize power generation. If you want quite tear the damn thing down.
The more quiet they are the more birds they will kill.
It will reduce the power they generate, making their extremely poor capacity factor even worse still.
” It will reduce the power they generate, making their extremely poor capacity factor even worse still. “
And you can bet that, if this is even reasonably effective, the EPA will mandate something entirely different - prohibitively expensive, less effective, and will degrade power efficiency even more than windmills’ already dismal capacity...
Ahh... You can do the same thing with a diesel engine. Measure the sound pressure in db, and turn the throttle down maximum noise reduction. Of course the engine won’t put out any power when it’s stopped either.
How about just replacing every 8,000 windmills with a nuclear power plant?
What about the ULFN
Ultra Low Frequency Noise?
Burning coal is quieter than windmills.
Do I get a prize?
Windmills don’t work well in cool weather and worse in COLD weather
We’ve never properly used the full potential of wind turbines.
We need to use the shredded poultry downstream to feed the starving victims of the Baraqqi Depression.
If we could find a way to heat the blades, then we could cook the birds as they are shredded.